Some fellow bar-prepper stole my seat at the law library. Should I resort to self-help to make him give it up?

Please note that self-help is generally illegal in many states! 😉
What makes it my seat?: I have claimed adverse possession of it from the law library. I have changed its state by rearranging the chairs, have been open and notorious about it being my seat, can exclude the library from it (with the use of signs and/or Supreme Court Reporters used as barricades), have held it continuously (while studying, with no long gaps while studying), and am hostile and adverse about anyone else taking it!

I have also been studying way, way too long, I think. 😀
I was wondering how long it would take for someone to take the joke dead-seriously!

6 Comments on "Some fellow bar-prepper stole my seat at the law library. Should I resort to self-help to make him give it up?"

  1. What makes it your seat?

  2. inappropriatus | January 31, 2010 at 2:05 am |

    I am taking a break from bar prep right now too…
    Evidence essay awaits!

  3. To begin, we would have to write an analysis of whether you have a property right to the seat at the law library. What makes it or made it yours? Was your stuff there? Or do you always sit there and feel it belongs to you now?

    Although the action would vary depending on the facts, in regards to solving your problem, I would sit nearby and return the favor when he gets up. If his stuff is there move it to another seat and totally ignore him when he comes back. Act like you don’t know what he is talking about. That will be funny.

    And best of luck on the bar exam!!! I passed my first time. Do the work and you will pass!

  4. nicolasraage | January 31, 2010 at 3:18 am |

    did he move your books and material?

    I’d personally yank his behind out of the seat if I had asked him to and he declined, but I’ll give you this advice:
    ask him to relieve the seat, and if he does not, just stand over him and distract him while he tries to study.

  5. Barry auh2o | January 31, 2010 at 4:05 am |

    If you can’t handle such a trivial matter by yourself, you just wasted 3 years in law school.

  6. Take a break. Go for a drink. Invite the bouncer from the bar back to the library to kick the bum out of your seat!!

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